|Rare occurrence of cooking while touring|
After a day in the saddle, starting a fire and cooking dinner does not appeal to me and I rather not lug around a camp stove and cookware on a bike. Instead, we bring food that doesn’t require preparation and stop at a café for breakfast.
|Mineral Point, WI|
Having breakfast at the local morning gathering place is a good way to sample local culture. I’ve enjoyed many of the overheard conversations, such as about crocks of sauerkraut fermenting or reminiscences about a certain cow on a childhood farm. In Sparta, we pulled our bikes up next to rows of motorcycles and ate breakfast with a whole other breed of biker.
What food you bring is a personal preference, but you can only fit so much on your bike. I like to keep things simple and don’t mind a good deal of monotony when touring. Everything tastes good after so much exercise, anyway.
Be sure to hang your food from a tree where it's out of reach of hungry critters!